Not to toot my own horn, but I am KILLING IT right now when it comes to finishing up my skincare products, if you couldn’t tell by my first ever March Empties video that was up last week. As such, I’ve been scouring through Sephora and every single beauty website I can think of for new products to buy once I’ve used up my current products.
My usual makeup philosophy is drugstore drugstore drugstore, though lately I am wanting to invest more in my skincare items. So I’ve compiled a running list, and because that list is so long, there are only a few items that I’ve transferred here.
I am trying to not do cult favorites so I can expand my knowledge of brands and products! I’ve done a similar post like this in the past, though it was focused on Korean skincare—this one will be featuring brands from everywhere (or as ‘everywhere’ as possible).
SU:M 37 MIRACLE ROSE CLEANSING STICK
I’ve always wanted to try Su:m37 but since they do run the pricier side and since I’ve always been iffy on spending more when it comes to beauty, I haven’t seriously considered it before. However I found it on Amazon for $20 (as opposed to $28) so why not? Sanitarily it doesn’t seem like the best option, so I’m curious to see how well it would work!
NEOGEN WHITE TRUFFLE LAYCURE OIL STICK
One big thing I sometimes tend to overlook is whether the actual product I want is suitable for my skin type (dry) which is why I LOVE when websites allow you to search by skin concern—which is precisely what I did when I went to Sokoglam, my favorite source for Korean products. I came across this and couldn’t resist adding it to the list.
I’m not sure where I saw it (maybe it was even Sokoglam) but I remember reading about how white truffle oil was great for dry skin, which is what initially drew me to this product. Plus the stick packaging makes it convenient for traveling, or even just application in general.
However, the one review on it says there is no significant difference on her skin, and since oils aren’t a part of my routine, I’m inclined to not purchase this right away.
INDIE LEE COQ-10 TONER
Toner is a product I’ve been skipping lately in my skincare routine. I used to be a die hard fan of the Skinfood Peach Sake Toner ever since it was recommended to me by the salesperson, but after a while fell off the wagon. And now, I’m thinking of trying something else, like the Indie Lee CoQ-10 toner.
Indie Lee is a brand I’ve heard a lot about even if I haven’t checked out their full range of products.
I have to say, I mainly put this on my list because a) it’s ideal for dry skin types, b) I would love to try Indie Lee!, and c) it’s a pretty manageable price, especially considering the brand.
Why not, right?
MAY COOP RAW SAUCE
The Cremorlab Mineral Essence is a popular Korean skincare favorite – and usually the option I see – but when I saw May Coop’s Raw Sauce in a video (that wasn’t even focused on skincare or beauty at all lol) I was curious!
The May Coop and Cremorlab are similar in price; May Coop being $43 and Cremorlab being $42. However when it comes to size and properties, they do have their differences. You do get quite a bit more product in the Cremorlab (270ml vs May Coop’s 150ml) but the Cremorlab’s seems to be ideal for normal, combo and oily skin types. I found May Coop on Sephora, and according to the description seems to be focused more hydrating and nourishing your skin. Not that the Cremorlab’s doesn’t, but it doesn’t seem to fit my skin type as much anyways, so I thought I’d try the May Coop instead.
COMPLEX BEAUTY OCEAN POTION MINERAL MASK
Finally, I’m on the verge of finishing up all. My. Masks. Whoa, guys. Feelin’ real accomplished. But it does have me searching for good quality face masks when I haven’t looked for face masks in a long time.
I’ve been debating between the Ocean Potion, which has moisturizing properties while reducing skin irritations, and The Godmother, which seems to do a little of everything—brightens, exfoliates, moisturizes… Ugh, can’t decide. If you have a tiebreaker, let me know!
URSA MAJOR FACE BALM
Also who even knows what face balm is. Although supposedly it’s good for dry skin because that’s how I found it!
This product is something I want to try (obviously, as I put it on this list) but currently is on the backburner because I think of this as a bonus step in my skincare routine, as opposed to something like a moisturizer, which I know I need (at least, I know I’m going to need soon).
CONTEXT INTENSIVE DAILY MOISTURIZER
Like the brand Ursa Major, I’ve never heard of Context before. I have to admit, the minimalistic packaging drew me in at first even if the price made me cringe a little. As I said, I am not used to spending on one product. Getting used to seeing numbers like $30 and $40 (or even $18 for mascara) feels like a double-edged sword, but one I know I’m going to have to get used to. Moisturizers in general are definitely not the cheapest skincare items.
I love that it has SPF in it; it’s finally starting to hit me to actually wear sunscreen all the time. Being an “intensive” moisturizer makes me think it’ll work well with my drier skin while still being categorized as “daily” as opposed to a thicker one that I only use twice a week on top of a “daily” or lighter moisturizer. I know some people don’t mind, but I prefer not to have like, four moisturizers open at once.
I’m so glad Revolve started selling it in their new beauty section, as The Stell (where I first found it) seems to have sold out!
Just letting you guys know, I won’t be posting next week (maybe even possibly the week after too, we’ll see) because I’m going on a family trip to EUROPE FOR THREE WEEKS. I’m so freaking excited. I am, however, planning on filming because y’know, memories, and also lowkey to practice vlogging skills. So I’m hoping to be putting up some videos while I’m gone!
What are some items on your skincare wishlist? Have you tried any of these products? (Because if so, let a girl know whatchu think about them 😉 )